The Muppet Christmas Carol will be presented live in concert this winter across the UK, featuring its musical score performed live with the film.
The tour will begin in Liverpool on 28th November 2021, before calling at Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow, and Edinburgh, and finishing in Nottingham on 14th December.
The Muppets perform the classic Charles Dickens tale, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, the put-upon clerk of stingy Ebenezer Scrooge (Michael Caine). Gonzo, as Dickens, narrates the story with the help of Rizzo the Rat.
The film also features Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit, Gonzo as the narrator Charles Dickens, Fozzie Bear as Fozziwig, and Robin the Frog as Tiny Tim. Scrooge receives visits from spirits of three Christmases — past, present and future. They show him the error of his self-serving ways, but the miserable old man seems to be past any hope of redemption and happiness.
Disney’s The Muppet Christmas Carol Live in Concert will be performed live by The Novello Orchestra conducted by David Mahoney.
Sunday 28th November 2021 Liverpool Empire
Monday 29th November 2021 Manchester Bridgewater Hall
Tuesday 30th November 2021 Birmingham Symphony Hall
Wednesday 1st December 2021 Glasgow Armadillo
Thursday 2nd December 2021 Edinburgh Usher Hall
Tuesday 14th December Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Tickets go on sale on Wednesday 31st March.